The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations and expert opinion from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation and the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)

The Microbiome and the Brain-Gut Axis: A Role for Prebiotics and Probiotics

New York, New York / June 12-14, 2013

Reviewed and Edited by:Eamonn Quigley, MD Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology The Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell College of MedicineHouston, Texas IntroductionThe influence of gut microbiota on hormone and...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - 89th Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Conference

Nutritional Needs in Early Infancy and Older Age: Focus on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Carotenoids

London, Ontario / June 6-9, 2012

London, Ontario - Adequate nutrition and the provision of specific nutrients are essential for optimal brain and visual development in infancy. Both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the carotenoid lutein are highly concentrated in the brain...

PRIORITY PRESS - 10th Annual Primary Care Today Conference

Preventing Allergies in Infants: Focus on Atopic Dermatitis

Toronto, Ontario / May 10-12, 2012

Toronto - New information suggests that there is a window of development in early infancy when strategies to reduce risk of allergies may exert the most benefit. Allergies of all manifestations are on the rise in industrialized countries, a...


Pediatric Nutrition

December 2011

Prebiotic-supplemented formula to promote beneficial gut flora in nonbreast-fed infants Supplementing full-term infant formula with a prebiotic increases beneficial bacteria in the gut and results in stools similar to those of breast-fed...


The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force: Guiding Strategies to Reduce In-hospital Malnutrition Morbidity

December 2011

Guest Editors: Heather Keller, RD, PhD, FDCCo-chair, Canadian Malnutrition Task Force Professor, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph , Toronto, Ontario Johane P


Malnutrition: A Serious Condition Requiring Early Evidence-based Nutritional Intervention

December 2011

Among key components of disease management, evidence-based data indicate that proper nutritional intervention canimprove outcomes and in many cases lower costs of care. Routine early nutritional screening permits intervention toprevent or...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - 88th Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Conference

Solving Common Feeding Difficulties in Paediatrics: A Practical Approach

Québec City, Québec / June 15-18, 2011

Québec City – Feeding difficulties in infants and children are extremely common and physicians need to identify specific types of feeding difficulties in order to counsel parents accordingly. Once identified, resolution of the...


A Practical Evaluation of the Benefits and Risks of Soy-based Formulas

April 2011

Soy-based formulas have a long history of successful use in the management of cow’s milk allergies. That said, several organizations, including the Canadian Paediatric Society, recommend that parents use extensively hydrolyzed...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - Third International Summit on the Identification and Management of Children with Feeding Difficulties

Current Trends in Identification and Management of Feeding Difficulties in Children

Miami, Florida / April 30-May 1, 2011

Many children with feeding difficulties may actually fall in the normal range of eating behaviours; however, the same presentation may also imply significant medical problems. Causes of feeding difficulties range from picky eating to autism...

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